Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dodgers Sweep Struggling Bravos.


Game 1,

Jim Lefebvre and Popovich hit homeruns to lead the Dodgers past the Braves in the first game of a three game set at Fulton County Stadium.  Claude Osteen, the starter for Los Angeles has had a difficult year but was fantastic today with a complete game triumph to improve to 5-10. The hard luck starter for Atlanta, Phil Niekro, was tagged for fives runs in eight innings to fall to 6-9. Dodgers 7.....Braves 1.

Game 2,

Don Drysdale pitched 8 strong innings for his 11th win of the year.  Atlanta held a narrow 1-0 lead in this pitching duel between the veteran Dodger right hander and Jim Britton but Los Angeles struck for three runs late to seal the victory.  Brewer earned his 12th save for the Dodgers and Britton fell to 4-5.  Dodgers 3...Braves 2.

Game 3,

The final game of the series was another pitching duel that lasted for 12 innings.  Bill Singer and Pat Jarvis were the starters but were not around long enough to earn the "W".  The game was knotted at 3-3 until Tom Haller grounded a single to right field to score Tommy Davis with the go-ahead and eventual winning tally. Dick Kelley (3-8) got the loss in relief while the win went to Johnny Purdin (4-0).  Len Gabrielson homered for the Dodgers, and Joe Torre hit his 5th dinger of the season for Atlanta.  Dodgers 4....Braves 3 (12 innings).

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